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Solange Knowles Writes Essay On Race After Suffering Abuse At Kraftwerk Concert

Solange Knowles has penned an essay on race and being a minority in predominately white spaces, after her recent experiences at a Kraftwerk gig. Knowles had previously tweeted about being told to “sit down” by...

Solange Knowles Blasts Women For Harassing Her At Kraftwerk Gig

The 30-year-old was at the Orpheum Theater venue in New Orleans, Louisiana watching the synth-pop pioneers perform with her husband Alan Ferguson, 11-year-old son Daniel Julez Smith, Jr. and Daniel's friend, when she...

Kraftwerk Lose Copyright Battle Over Hip Hop Sample

On Tuesday (31May16) judges at Germany's Federal Constitutional Court ruled that German rapper and producer Moses Pelham had not infringed the band's intellectual property rights by sampling the band's 1977 track Metal On...

Ralf Hutter Hits Portable Charger Company With Lawsuit

Kraftwerk star Ralf Hutter has hit the makers of a portable charger with a trademark infringement lawsuit for calling their product "Kraftwerk".Bosses at Dresden, Germany-based company eZelleron have raised more than $1.5 million (£937,500) on...

Kraftwerk Star Skips U.k. Conference

Kraftwerk fans were left disappointed when bandmember Wolfgang Flur missed an appearance at a U.K. conference dedicated to studies of the influential electro group.The German musician was due to attend the event at a university...

Kraftwerk To Be Examined At University Conference

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk will be the subject of a high-profile academic conference examining their influence and legacy later this month (Jan15).Wolfgang Flur, a former member of the groundbreaking music collective, will attend the event...

The Smiths Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

The Smiths, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and Bill Withers are among the first-time nominees for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The four acts are eligible to be inducted next year if they...

Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys

Named after America's main pioneer in the world of electronic music, Robert Moog, Moogfest is finally back after a brief sabbatical which saw them miss 2013 - to much disappointment from electronic lovers everywhere.The much-adored...

Kraftwerk To Play Eight-show Stint At Walt Disney Concert Hall On New Tour

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have announced a major new tour, which will include an eight-concert stand at Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall.The German group will play early and late shows at the venue from...

Latitude Festival 2013 In Pictures - Suffolk's Finest Gathering Of The Arts Ends In Triumph Again [Photos]

Within it's scenic woodland surroundings, Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk, was once again the place to be this past weekend (19 - 21 July) as the worlds of music, arts, comedy, cabaret and more all...

Latitude Festival Closes It's Gates After Another Successful Year In Southwold [Pictures]

Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk once again held the coming together of music, comedy, arts and more in it's scenic woodland surroundings to a rapturous reception from the many revellers who travelled to see the...

As Fans Gather For 'T In The Park,' Police Crack Down On Drugs

The sun is shining, the line-up is terrific; T in the Park 2013 is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary with thousands of fans and seven stages. Performers during the three day festival will include...

Jay-z 'Secretive' About New Album

Pharrell Williams says Jay-Z is ''secretive'' about his music.The 'Blurred Lines' hitmaker dispelled rumours the rapper is a member of the Illuminati - a secretive group whom conspiracy theorists believe have power and influence over...

Kraftwerk Recording First New Album In 10 Years

Kraftwerk are set to start work on their first new record in a decade.The group recently refreshed fans' memories of their eight hit albums by playing them in full on consecutive nights during a special...

Bobby Womack To Perform At Latitude Festival

Bobby Womack has been added to the line-up of this year's Latitude festival.The 69-year-old soul singer is set so appear on the Obelisk Main Stage in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, on Sunday July 21 -...

Kraftwerk Denied Chinese Work Visas

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have been denied visas necessary to perform in China because the group was billed to be part of a Tibetan Freedom Concert in Washington, D.C. 15 years ago.Ironically, bad weather forced...

Kraftwerk To Headline Latitude

Kraftwerk will headline this year's Latitude festival.The German electro pioneers will take to the Obelisk Main Stage in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, on the second night of the event, July 20, bringing a 3D show...

Johnny Marr Learns To Love Guitar Again

Johnny Marr has learnt ''if it sounds better on a guitar, just go with it.''The musician played lots of synthesisers and keyboards after quitting as The Smiths' guitarist in 1987, but came back around to...

Kraftwerk At The Tate Modern Fry The Critic's Hard Drives

Moody electro-pioneers Kratwerk are proving their brand of electronic music is deserving of the title, visionary. Their 8-day Tate Modern stint is 5 days old today, and critics have been lavishing praise over the German...

Kraftwerk At The Tate: One Original Member Left, So Is It Just A Tribute Band? Does It Matter?

Kraftwerk's 8 day stint at the Tate Modern is a perfect tribute to the band's legacy, but with only one original member left, are the people performing actually just a tribute band? The Tate is...

A Week In Music - My Bloody Valentine Make Victorious Return, Mumford And Sons Take Home Top Grammy Award

A Week in Videos...The popularity of Unknown Mortal Orchestra has been on a slow burning rise for some months now. Taken from their forthcoming second album, helpfully entitled II, ‘So Good At Being In Trouble’...

Kraftwerk Wow On 'Radio-activity' Second Night Of Eight

Kraftwerk got onto the second night of their eight night residency at the Tate Modern Art Gallery in London, with the praises of the first night’s show still ringing in their ears. How could they...

Special Kraftwerk Autobahn Show Kicks Off London Tate Modern Residency

Kraftwerk kicked off the first night of their Tate Modern residency in London last night, playing material off their debut 1974 seminal album Autobahn, as well bringing out some other material to thrill the 800...

Was Kraftwerk's Tate Modern Show Worth The Ticket Price?

When tickets went on sale for Kraftwerk’s show at Tate Modern, the flurry of excited ticket buyers was so fierce that the venue’s website failed to cope under the pressure. Angry fans directed their ire...

Former Kraftwerk Star Baffled By Concert Snub

Former Kraftwerk star Karl Bartos felt snubbed when he wasn't asked to take part in the band's retrospective gigs in New York last year (12).The musician, who was part of the German band from 1975...

Kraftwerk Emerge Victorious In 12-Year Copyright Battle

German synth-pop pioneers Kraftwerk have won a long-running copyright battle relating to a brief sampling of their 1977 song Metal On Metal.The electronic group filed suit against rap producers Moses Pelham and Martin Haas in...

Unprecedented Demand For Kraftwerk Tickets Crashes The Tate Modern Website

The Tate Modern’s servers have crashed and scores of Kraftwerk fans are furious. This is the aftermath of tickets for the legendary electronic act’s upcoming shows going on sale. Kraftwerk are scheduled to perform four...

Kraftwerk Fans Crash Website In Rush To Buy Gig Tickets

Eager Kraftwerk fans have crashed an art gallery's website after an overwhelming rush to buy tickets for the band's retrospective gigs in London.The Model hitmakers are set to perform their eight albums on consecutive nights...

Kraftwerk Land London Residency

German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have signed up for an eight-night residency in the U.K. next year (13).The Tour de France hitmakers will perform their eight albums on consecutive nights as part of an innovative...

Frohlocken! Kraftwerk To Play Their Albums At Londons' Tate Modern Gallery

In a feat of mild hypocrisy, we found ourselves pretty excited indeed to discover the news that German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk are to perform all eight of their seminal albums on consecutive nights in...

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